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[10/21/21 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 21
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


BADASS (AND HER SISTER) (Hulu, New!) - "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna are set to re-team for a new project at the streamer which "revolves around an impossibly badass spy (Bloom) who tires of her life of sexy espionage and goes to live with her pushover twin sister (also played by Bloom) and, together, they learn what it means to actually be badass." The duo will write and executive produce for ABC Signature. (Deadline.com)
BIG LEAP, THE (FOX) - Brett Tucker has booked a recurring role on the newcomer as Linus, "a hunky boom operator who works on the set and is a potential love interest for Julia (Teri Polo)." (Deadline.com)
BOBBY LOVE STORY, THE (FX, New!) - Octavia Spencer is attached to star in the proposed series at the cable channel billed as "a dramatic true account of an escaped convict, Bobby Love, and his wife of 35+ years, Cheryl Love, who never knew his secret." Shalisha Francis-Feusner is behind the project with Spencer, Brian Clisham, Kerry Washington, Pilar Savone, Jenni Konner, Bobby Love, Cheryl Love, Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson and Brandon Stanton also executive producing for Orit Entertainment, Simpson Street Productions, Jenni Konner Productions and ABC Signature. The pair's memoir, "The Redemption of Bobby Love: A Story of Faith, Family, and Justice," was published earlier this month. (Deadline.com)
CANDY (Hulu) - Timothy Simons is the latest bound for the Jessica Biel-led limited series as Pat Montgomery, "Candy's husband and a brilliant engineer." (Variety.com)
DOLLFACE (Hulu) - Owen Thiele has scored a role on the new season as Q, "a new Woom employee who becomes the girls' cooler and younger confidante." (Variety.com)
FACE TO FACE WITH BECKY G (Facebook Watch, New!) - Global singer, actor and activist Becky G will host a new talk show for the streamer in which "Becky G will invite her favorite artists, celebrities and friends for "unfiltered" conversations that cover issues relevant to her generation, the Latino community and beyond." Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, Corin Nelson, Marc Jordan, Benjamin Tischker and Mecia Hollar will also executive produce for Jesse Collins Entertainment and Becky G's B Yourself Productions. The series will roll out next month. (Variety.com)
I'M A CELEBRITY... GET ME OUT OF HERE! (ABC/NBC) - ITV America and Blumhouse Television are looking to reboot the U.K. import as "Celebrity Castle," a reimagined, horror-themed version of the format which "takes a group of celebrity contestants and puts them in the wild with few creature comforts." John Lehr hosted ABC's 2003 take (won by Cris Judd) while Myleene Klass and Damien Fahey served in said role for NBC's 2009 incarnation (won by Lou Diamond Phillips). (Deadline.com)
OFFER, THE (Paramount+) - Michael Gandolfini and Zack Schor have both been cast in the limited series. Gandolfini will play Andy Calhoun, "an unexpectedly savvy businessman on the hunt to buy Paramount." And Schor is set as Fred Gallo, "the assistant director running the set of "The Godfather."" (Variety.com)
SACRIFICE (BET+) - G.G. Townson has been cast in the upcoming movie-turned-series as Jameson, "a star client that Daniella courts for representation whose secrets end up putting Daniella in danger." (Variety.com)
SOPRANOS PREQUEL SERIES, THE (HBO Max, New!) - David Chase is reportedly mulling a prequel series at the streaming service. Chase and Terence Winter would spearhead the project, which would take place after the recently released film "The Many Saints of Newark." (Deadline.com)
THREE WOMEN (Showtime) - Gabrielle Creevy has scored a lead role on the drama series as Maggie, "the third of the Three Women in the title, a student in North Dakota who weathers an intense storm after accusing her married English teacher of an inappropriate relationship." (Deadline.com)





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· BADASS (AND HER SISTER) (HULU)
· BIG LEAP, THE (FOX)
· BOBBY LOVE STORY, THE (FX)
· CANDY (HULU)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOLLFACE (HULU)
· FACE TO FACE WITH BECKY G (FACEBOOK)
· I'M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE! (NBC)
· OFFER, THE (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· SACRIFICE (BET PLUS)
· SOPRANOS PREQUEL SERIES, THE (HBO MAX)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· THREE WOMEN (SHOWTIME)





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